Asuka Shrine

Asuka Shrine

Asuka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ketsumimiko no Okami ( the god of wood ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Asuka Shrine
"阿須賀神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-2-25, Asuka, Shinguu-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県新宮市阿須賀1-2-25" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 70-minute drive from the Owase-Kita I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0735-22-2533

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Shimenawa

Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, "enclosing rope") are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.

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